Experience the Power of Improved Client Cognitive Function

Bring CFDT To Your Clinic

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Cognitive Function Development Therapy (CFDT) is a powerful therapeutic approach that improves cognitive abilities and emotional regulation. By adding CFD therapists to your clinic, you can provide a comprehensive and effective treatment option to enhance your clients' quality of life and help them achieve their goals.

Why the Requirements?

A CFDT certification demonstrates a practitioner's commitment to providing evidence-based and effective treatment to clients. It also ensures practitioners have received the necessary training to implement CFDT effectively.

Renewing and maintaining CFDT certifications are essential to ensure practitioners stay up-to-date with the latest research and best practices. CFDT is a rapidly evolving therapeutic modality, and ongoing education is necessary to maintain competence and provide high-quality care to clients.

CFD Institute provides three certification levels vital for practitioners who want to provide effective and evidence-based care to their clients and stay up-to-date with the latest developments in the field. To view our certification requirements, click here:

What Your Subscription Includes

When you subscribe to the CFD Institute, you gain access to a comprehensive range of resources and benefits to support your professional development in Cognitive Function Development Therapy (CFDT). Your subscription includes the following:

  • Annual credential renewal for individual or clinic certification
  • Access to required and additonal coursework, including webinars and workshops
  • Access to a network of CFDT practitioners and researchers for networking and collaboration opportunities
  • Continuing education units (CEUs) for each completed course
  • CFDT exams to assess your knowledge and skills in the field
  • Quantitative Analysis of CFDT therapists and outcomes

As an agency, you pay a fee to cover the costs of training, credential renewal, and use of the proprietary system that guides CFDT work. Subscribing to the CFD Institute provides a convenient and cost-effective way to obtain and maintain your CFDT certification, allowing you to focus on providing high-quality care to your clients.

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Where does CFDT Fit In?

Cognitive Function Development Therapy (CFDT) is a versatile modality that experts use to treat a wide range of mental health conditions and to improve cognitive function and emotional regulation in people of all ages. Some areas where CFDT can fit in include:

  • As a standalone treatment for conditions such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD
  • As a complement to other therapies such as talk therapy or medication
  • As a preventative measure to maintain brain health and cognitive abilities in older adults, athletes, developing adolescents, and those with traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)

CFDT can benefit individuals who:

  • Struggle with attention, concentration, and memory
  • Experience cognitive difficulties as a result of a neurological condition such as traumatic brain injury or stroke
  • Want to improve their cognitive abilities and emotional regulation for personal or professional reasons

See CFDT in Action

Seeing Cognitive Function Development Therapy (CFDT) in action can provide a tangible understanding of the measurable improvements that clients can experience. CFDT can improve attention, memory, problem-solving skills, and emotional regulation through targeted engagement. These improvements are quantifiable through objective assessments of primary cognitive functions, and clients often report an improved quality of life, increased ability to manage stress, and better performance in academic or professional settings.

Therapist Testimonials

“For me, being a CFDT has helped me understand and appreciate where people are coming from and the why’s of behavioral challenges. The big thing that has changed in my life as a CFDT is that I have a lot more patience with not only clients, but as a dad. Being a CFDT can be immensely rewarding when you begin to see the shift in a client’s behavior and attitude and knowing that that change could change the entire trajectory of their life.”

Stephen D

“I’ve worked with many children who have experienced trauma during my 10 years as a social worker, and it was heart-breaking work to say the least. I’m so thankful to have this opportunity, as a Cognitive Function Development Therapist, to help similar children experience healing at a more foundational level … I’m seeing examples of children transforming before my eyes into happier and more regulated individuals.”


“I love being a CFD Therapist! I’m able to help someone lessen the effects of their trauma without having to re-experience it! Being able to see a client transition from responding to a situation with fear and anxiety to responding with excitement and joy is so fulfilling. It has been so rewarding to do fun and intense activities with a bigger purpose and see life-changing results. We are changing people’s trajectories, how cool is that?”

Rachel Z

Get Started

If you wish to incorporate Cognitive Function Development Therapy (CFDT) into your practice or become a certified CFDT practitioner, consider contacting the CFD Institute for credentialing and education opportunities. Our comprehensive training program can provide the skills and knowledge you need to effectively implement CFDT into your practice and help your clients achieve measurable improvements in their cognitive functioning and emotional regulation.